Monday, 18 July 2011
Real Skin Cream from Real Body Care review
I was approached by Real Body Care recently to see if I'd be interested in trying out their Real Skin Creams. There is no water in the Real Body Care creams and each cream is made of just four ingredients; shea butter, almond oil and then another plant oil and an essential oil. There are three varieties: Apricot & Shea (with orange essential oil), Hemp & Shea (with bergamot essential oil) and Rosehip & Shea (with lavender essential oil).
The texture is whipped but very rich indeed. It's a similar texture to the original Creme De La Mer and I apply it in the same way as I applied CDLM - take a tiny bit, emulsify between fingertips and then pat and press into the skin.
I've been using the Rosehip & Shea cream as an eye cream every morning and night. You only need a tiny bit, and I've found it very effective for keeping the skin there hydrated and comfortable. I've been using the Apricot & Shea as a soothing night cream and on my cuticles. The Hemp & Shea is meant to be good for inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, so we're keeping that handy for any dry patches that appear on Mr or Miss London. I wouldn't recommend these for anyone who prefers a light lotion feeling, but for those who enjoy a rich skin cream they are an excellent, reasonably priced option.
The 10ml travel size tins are perfect to try the range, and I've found my travel tins are lasting a long time; I've barely made a dent in the Rosehip and there is still plenty of the Apricot left in the couple of weeks I've been using them. The travel sizes cost £3 each, and then 50ml is £15 and 100ml is £25. The website is at www.realbodycare.co.uk.
Disclosure: products provided without charge.